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Liz Callaway is a Actor American born on 13 april 1961 at Chicago (USA)

Liz Callaway

Liz Callaway
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Nationality USA
Birth 13 april 1961 (58 years) at Chicago (USA)

Liz Callaway (born April 13, 1961) is an American actress and singer, famous for providing the singing voices of many female characters in animated films, such as Anya/Anastasia in Anastasia, Odette in The Swan Princess, and the Adult Kiara in The Lion King II: Simba's Pride.

Biography

Born in Chicago, Callaway made her Broadway debut in Stephen Sondheim's short-lived but now famous Merrily We Roll Along (1981). This began a long-term professional relationship with Sondheim: Callaway has performed in a number of live concerts in his honor, appeared with Sondheim on Inside the Actors Studio and also played the role of Young Sally in the Lincoln Center concert production of Follies with Mandy Patinkin, Barbara Cook, George Hearn, Lee Remick, Carol Burnett, Elaine Stritch and the New York Philharmonic. Follies was recorded live and also filmed as a documentary. This recording is considered the definitive recording of the legendary Sondheim/Goldman/Prince collaboration. Additional stage credits include Lizzie in Baby (for which she earned a Tony Award nomination), The Three Musketeers, The Spitfire Grill (for which she earned a Drama Desk Award nomination), Sunday in the Park with George, Evita, Cats, and Miss Saigon. Liz also performed in The Look of Love, a 2003 musical revue of the songs of Burt Bacharach and Hal David. Callaway also had her own children's television show on WNEV-TV in Boston, Ready to Go, which ran from 1987 to 1991. She left this series in order to begin rehearsals for Miss Saigon on Broadway.

In July 2012, Ms. Callaway starred as Norma Desmond in the Pittsburgh CLO's new production of Sunset Boulevard

Callaway has also provided the singing voices for a number of animated characters, including Kiara in The Lion King II: Simba's Pride, Princess Jasmine in The Return of Jafar and Aladdin and the King of Thieves, Odette in The Swan Princess, and Anya/Anastasia in Anastasia.

She has performed various cabaret acts at Joe's Pub, Rainbow & Stars, the Russian Tea Room, and the Lincoln Center in New York City, and at the Donmar Warehouse in London, among other venues.

Callaway's solo recordings include Anywhere I Wander (1993), The Story Goes On (1995), and The Beat Goes On (2001). She released her fourth recording, Passage of Time, for the record label PS Classics, on October 20, 2009 which featured an appearance with her sister Ann Hampton Callaway. The album has garnered rave reviews.

Callaway is the sister of singer and composer Ann Hampton Callaway, with whom she sang the theme song for the Fran Drescher comedy series The Nanny, composed by Hampton Callaway. The Callaway sisters have appeared together in a number of cabaret and stage productions. Recordings of two of them, Sibling Revelry, recorded live at Rainbow and Stars in 1995 and Boom! recorded live at Birdland in 2011, have been released. Liz Callaway is married to former actor and acclaimed director Dan Foster. Foster is one of the three founding producers of the Hudson Stage Company, a non-profit, professional theatre company in residence at Pace University in Westchester County, New York. She is the daughter of the late journalist John Callaway and singer and voice teacher Shirley Callaway.

Callaway was honored at the 25th Annual Bistro Awards in New York City.

She is married to Dan Foster and they have a son, Nicholas, as of 2012 a senior at Kenyon College.

Best films

Anastasia (1997)
(Actress)

Usually with

Jim Cummings
Jim Cummings
(7 films)
Tad Stones
Tad Stones
(2 films)
Frank Welker
Frank Welker
(4 films)
Richard Rich
Richard Rich
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Liz Callaway (9 films)

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Actress

The Rewrite, 1h47
Directed by Marc Lawrence
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Hugh Grant, Marisa Tomei, Bella Heathcote, Allison Janney, J. K. Simmons, Chris Elliott
Roles Mrs. Lerner
Rating61% 3.098053.098053.098053.098053.09805
Keith Michaels (Grant) is a washed-up British screenwriter who won the Academy Award for Best Screenplay in 1998. Since then, he has divorced and after a few unsuccessful films, cannot sell another screenplay.. He begins teaching a screenwriting course at Binghamton University in upstate New York and has an affair with a student. Though at first he had no intention of actually teaching he finds himself actually good at it. The affair ends badly and he almost loses the job he realized that he likes, and meanwhile he finds he is in love with a single mother with whom he has been friendly (Tomei).
The Lion King 2: Simba's Pride, 1h18
Directed by Darrell Rooney, Rob LaDuca
Origin USA
Genres Adventure, Animation
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about animals, Films about lions, Films about apes, Musical films, Romeo and Juliet, Films based on plays, Films based on works by William Shakespeare, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère, Suricate
Actors Matthew Broderick, Neve Campbell, Jason Marsden, Jennifer Lien, Liz Callaway, Nathan Lane
Roles Adult Kiara (singing voice)
Rating65% 3.258663.258663.258663.258663.25866
The animals of the Pridelands gather to witness the celebration of the newborn cub, Kiara, daughter of King Simba and Queen Nala. Simba's father, Mufasa, proudly watches over the ceremony from the Heavens above. As she grows older, Kiara becomes annoyed with her father's overprotective parenting. Simba assigns Timon and Pumbaa to watch her. Kiara ignores her father's warning and the duo's attention and enters the "Outlands," where she meets Kovu, a cub who was chosen by Simba's uncle Scar to be his heir. When Kovu retaliates to Kiara's playing, Simba confronts the young cub just as Zira, Kovu's mother, confronts him. Zira reminds Simba of how he exiled her and the other Outsiders, and she informs him that Kovu was hand-chosen to be Scar's successor.
The Brave Little Toaster Goes to Mars, 1h16
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Musical theatre, Animation
Themes Children's films
Actors Thurl Ravenscroft, Roger Kabler, Timothy Stack, Stephen Tobolowsky, Eric Lloyd, Chris Young
Rating57% 2.8526352.8526352.8526352.8526352.852635
Rob and Chris have a son named Robbie. At first the appliances all think that they will pay more attention to him but later get used to him ("I See A New You"). Later, the Hearing Aid, who was left in a drawer in their new house from the previous owner gets out of the drawer and passes everyone who is asleep. Toaster then sees him and follows him up to the attic. Toaster gets very suspicious about him when he was talking to someone in space.
Anastasia
Anastasia (1997)
, 1h34
Directed by Don Bluth, Gary Goldman, Gary Goldman
Origin USA
Genres Comedy-drama, Musical theatre, Musical, Animation
Themes Films about children, Films about music and musicians, Christmas films, Musical films, Political films, Alternate history films, Children's films
Actors Meg Ryan, John Cusack, Angela Lansbury, Liz Callaway, Kelsey Grammer, Daveigh Chase
Roles Anastasia (singing voice)
Rating71% 3.557683.557683.557683.557683.55768
In 1916, Tsar Nicholas II hosts a ball at the Catherine Palace to celebrate the Romanov tricentennial. His mother, the Dowager Empress Marie Feodorovna, is visiting from Paris and gives a music box and a necklace inscribed with the words “Together in Paris” as parting gifts to her youngest granddaughter, eight-year-old Grand Duchess Anastasia. The ball is suddenly interrupted by the sorcerer Grigori Rasputin, the former royal advisor of the Romanovs until he was banished by Nicholas II for treason. In retaliation, Rasputin sells his soul in exchange for an unholy reliquary, which he uses to place a curse on the Romanov family, sparking the Russian Revolution. Only Marie and Anastasia are able to escape the ensuing siege of the palace, thanks to a young servant boy named Dimitri who shows them a secret passageway in Anastasia's room. Rasputin confronts the two royals outside, only to fall through the ice and freeze to death. The pair manage to reach a moving train, but only Marie climbs aboard while Anastasia falls, hitting her head on the platform.
Aladdin and the King of Thieves, 1h18
Directed by Tad Stones
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical theatre, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation, Romance
Themes Films about animals, Films about birds, Musical films, Children's films
Actors Scott Weinger, Robin Williams, John Rhys-Davies, Linda Larkin, Jerry Orbach, Gilbert Gottfried
Roles Jasmine (singing voice)
Rating63% 3.1964153.1964153.1964153.1964153.196415
People from near and far are arrive in Agrabah to celebrate the wedding of Aladdin and Princess Jasmine. However, the Sultan cannot find Aladdin during the preparations—he has returned to his old hovel to recover a dagger, his only memento of his lost father, who had died in Aladdin's early childhood. Aladdin reveals to Genie that he is worried as to what kind of father he will be since his father was absent, but Genie reassures him and they head to the palace for the wedding. Meanwhile, unknown to the guests or guards, the legendary Forty Thieves and their leader, the King of Thieves, have sneaked into Agrabah to raid the wedding. The ceremony begins as planned and Aladdin and Jasmine are about to say their vows, but the Forty Thieves soon interrupt and steal treasures from all the guests. While Jasmine, Abu, Carpet and Genie fight off the thieves, Aladdin faces the King of Thieves, who is trying to steal a specific scepter from among the wedding gifts.
The Swan Princess, 1h18
Directed by Richard Rich
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Musical, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about birds, Musical films, Children's films
Actors Michelle Nicastro, Howard McGillin, Sandy Duncan, Liz Callaway, Jack Palance, Larisa Oleynik
Roles Princess Odette (singing voice)
Rating64% 3.202513.202513.202513.202513.20251
King William (Dakin Matthews), widowed father of newborn Princess Odette, and Queen Uberta (Sandy Duncan), widowed mother of young Prince Derek, decide to betroth their children in the hopes of uniting their kingdoms. Rothbart (Jack Palance) is an evil sorcerer who wishes to take William's kingdom for himself, but before he can make his move, he is attacked by William's men. Although banished from the kingdom, Rothbart vows to return to get his revenge.
The Return of Jafar, 1h9
Directed by Alan Zaslove, Tad Stones, Toby Shelton
Origin USA
Genres Musical theatre, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation, Romance
Themes Films about animals, Films about birds, Films about apes, Mise en scène d'un tigre, Musical films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Scott Weinger, Jonathan Freeman, Brad Kane, Dan Castellaneta, Linda Larkin, Gilbert Gottfried
Roles Princess Jasmine (singing voice)
Rating58% 2.948082.948082.948082.948082.94808
A clan of bandits, led by the incompetent Abis Mal, return to their hideout, only to have the brunt of their loot stolen by Aladdin and Abu. Aladdin distributes the treasure amongst the poor of Agrabah - with the exception of a jewel flower, which Aladdin gives to Jasmine.
Beauty and the Beast, 1h24
Directed by Kirk Wise, Gary Trousdale
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Comedy-drama, Musical theatre, Fantasy, Musical, Animation, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Psychologie, Musical films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'une plante
Actors Paige O'Hara, Robby Benson, Richard White, Jerry Orbach, David Ogden Stiers, Angela Lansbury
Roles (voice)
Rating79% 3.997663.997663.997663.997663.99766
An enchantress, disguised as an old beggar, offers a rose to a young prince, in exchange for shelter in his castle from the cold, but the prince refuses. For his arrogance, the enchantress transforms him into a beast and places a spell on the castle. She gives him a magic mirror that enables him to view faraway events, along with the enchanted rose that she had offered. To break the spell, the prince must learn to love another and earn her love in return before the rose's last petal falls on his 21st birthday. If he fails, he will remain a beast forever.
Senior Trip, 1h36
Directed by Kenneth Johnson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Scott Baio, Faye Grant, Randy Brooks, Peter Coffield, Mickey Rooney, Liz Callaway
Roles Judy Matheson
Rating51% 2.556782.556782.556782.556782.55678
A group of graduating students from a mid-western high school comes to New York City on a trip to celebrate the impending end of school. The students include: Roger Ellis, an ambitious teen aiming for success in big business; David, an aspiring rock star; Judy Matheson, a stagestruck coed actress wannabe; Denise, a free-spirited girl hoping to obtain a degree of sophistication; Fred, a lotharo looking for any Big City woman to be with; and Jon Lipton, a would-be artist hoping to make it big. Mickey Rooney also appears briefly as himself during the backstage scene at the play.